Mel’s marathon effort raises £3k for Salvation Army

Runner Mel Davies raised a phenomenal £3,341 for Salisbury Salvation Army during the London Marathon.

Mel presented the cheque to the charity at their recent Sunday Church service on Salt Lane and gave an illustrated talk on her efforts and motivation behind tackling the event.

The funds raised will help the community hub located within the Salt Lane hall to flourish and continue to provide appropriate support to people who need help in the Salisbury neighbourhood.

“We are surprised and delighted by the kindness of so many people giving their support to us by sponsoring Mel’s run,” said captain Martin Davison of Salisbury Salvation Army. “We knew that Mel would do well and her efforts clearly caught the imagination of people in our area.

“We are so grateful to Mel’s boss, Stephen Lake, The Bishop of Salisbury for backing Mel in her efforts, using his office to publicise the run.”

Salisbury Salvation Army currently offers a ‘Drop-In’ facility for homeless people.

This facility provides a space where they can get help and assistance. For example, facilities include an

Employment Plus service for people facing barriers to gaining employment.

It also provides the Re-Cycles programme of finding homes for pre-loved bikes renovated by volunteers.

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